Phuoc Tich Ancient Village

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According to annals and family records, Phuoc Tich Village in Phong Hoa Commune, Phong Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province , was established in 1470 under the Le Thanh Tong Dynasty (1460-1497).  Many imprints of Champa and ancient Viet cultures are still preserved such as the lingas (a very complex symbol of Hinduism) and several ancestor worship halls, communal houses, temples and shrines. The religious culture of the village is seen via families, which have their own ancestor worship halls, each worshiping five direct generations.

The village boasts a temple which was built in 1881 under the Tu Duc Dynasty (1848-1883) to honour a special lady. It is shaded by a 100-year-old decandrous persimmon tree which is green all-year round. Its base is so big that two people can’t embrace it. Also, there is a shrine worshipping Confucius, 19 mandarins in the Nguyen Reign (1802-1945) and graduates recording high marks. The local people established 12 wharfs in the village, namely Cay Bang, Chua, Mieu Vu, Cay Thi, etc., and annually hold a boat-race festival on the O Lau River.

The more-than-100 year-old decandrous persimmon tree in PhuocTichVillage.

The village was well-known for its pottery making craft which was established by Hoang Minh Hung from Quynh Luu, Nghe An Province and 11 families who established the village in 1470. Since the 15th century, Phuoc Tich pottery products were available in North and Central Vietnam. Thanks to the development of the craft, Phuoc Tich became a prosperous village. At present, there are many craft ancestor worship houses scattered along the roads and orchards on the sides of the O Lau River.

Phuoc Tich Village boasts a romantic beauty with large gardens and orchards covering about 1,000-1,500m2 which are surrounded by trimmed tea tree fences. There is a complex of large and ancient Ruong houses with 27 out of 117 being over 100 years old, 10 ancient family worship houses, temples and shrines.

The 180-year-old house of Ho Thanh Nga family.

These ancient houses occupy a large space along the village roads and lanes and near gardens, temples, shrines and ancestor worship houses. Most notably is the ancient house of former District Chief Ho Dinh Lan. Passing the house’s gate, one will see a small wall decorated with patterns, ornamental water basin and a winding path that creates a harmony for the house. Despite being 100 years old, the house still flaunts its shining jack-fruit wood pillars and a lacquered panel of King Duy Tan (1909-1916) recognizing the honest mandarin’s merits. The nearby ancient house of Ho Van Te is also over 100 years old. It also remains intact with a beautiful set of settee engraved with delicate patterns and beams covered with bas-reliefs. Beside the ancient home of the Ho family is the 200 year-old house of old Truong Cong Bac with the architectural style of three compartments and two lean-tos, brown tile roof, moss-covered walls and black doors. The house has a large yard paved with Bat Trang tiles.

With its primitive beauty, romantic and quiet landscape, a space of ancient Ruong houses, temples, pagodas and shrines, and traditional pottery craft, Phuoc Tich Village is worthy to be an ancient cultural village.

Making soya sauce, a delicious product
of PhuocTichVillage.

Source: Vinh Hung & Dinh Cong Hoan -

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